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Ten Brilliant Workplace Phrases | Practice Session

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Last Friday we had a practice session called “10 brilliant workplace Phrases.”

During the session, we learn 10 super useful phrases using Youglish.

After it, we split into groups of two people and they prepared their own conversations trying to use as many of these expressions as possible.

I should say that all participants did great!

 

Here’s a list of those expressions with definitions and examples of usage.

You can learn them and then take a quiz I created for you.

1. Keep me in the loop
to update someone with information

See the phrase in the context

2. Have you got a sec? or Can I borrow you for a sec
to ask someone if you can speak to them privately for a short time.

Or

Have you got a minute?

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3. Can I pick your brain(s) about something?
to ask someone questions about the topic they know a lot about

Can I pick your brain about the new ad campaign?

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4. We’re having a few teething problems
minor problems at the beginning of the project

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5. It’s a win-win situation for everyone
a good outcome for everyone involved

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6. Let’s think outside the box
to explore ideas that are creative and unusual and that are not limited 
or controlled by rules or tradition

To solve this puzzle, you’ll have to think outside the box.

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7. Could I have a quick word?
to speak to someone for a short time in private (often for bad/serious news)

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8. Let’s have all hands on deck
when everyone in a group helps in a difficult or emergency situation

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9. I think we need to go back to the drawing board
used when an idea, proposal, or plan is unsuccessful and a new one must be devised

(to) go back to the drawing board

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10. How long is a piece a string!
usually used when it's impossible to give an exact answer to a question

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Take a test to check how well you understand the meaning and usage of these sentences!

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